Lens replacement surgery can significantly improve your vision. Our experienced surgeons will replace the natural lens in your eye with a small, clear synthetic implant called an intraocular lens (IOL). The focusing power of the IOL can be chosen to reduce dependence on glasses.
Lens replacement (RLE) is identical to modern cataract surgery. Both operations involve replacing the natural lens with an IOL. The only difference is that cataract surgery is performed to correct blur or light scatter caused by a misty natural lens; whereas RLE is performed to reduce the need for glasses or contact lenses.
Under local anaesthetic eye drops, your surgeon will make a tiny incision in your eye. With the use of ultrasound, your natural lens will be removed and replaced with an artificial lens. The whole procedure only takes about 20 minutes.
You’ll enjoy the best levels of care from your very first consultation. We will take time to get to know you and your vision before recommending any treatment. This is your opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns. It’s perfectly natural to be a little nervous, but with Vision Scotland, you’re in friendly, expert hands.
We do our best to make pricing clear and transparent. We encourage you to speak to our patient care team if you would like to talk through the options.
With us, lens replacement surgery cost between £3,190 and £3960 per eye, depending on the type of lens implants you choose. But this figure can rise to just over £4,000 if you need a more specialist lens.